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adviser. then he spoke with the f.b.i. director, robert mueller. then his homeland security secretary, janet napolitano. the from the prt just recently spoke to speaker john boehner about 5:30 washington time about what he knows, and is discussing that with the speaker of the white house-- rather the speaker's office just released a photograph of that phone call. briefings throughout the afternoon for the president, and at 6:10 eastern time we expect the president to be in the briefing room to put this terrorist attack in some context for the american public. we are not expecting any broad declarations, other than this is an active investigation, perhaps criminal, perhaps terrorist, perhaps a little bit of both. the president will try to put this in context for the american public. we expect him to be in the briefing room any moment now gillette photograph you saw was the president speaking with robert mueller, the director of the f.b.i., who is presumably in his command center at f.b.i. headquarters a facility set up after 9/11 for exactly this kind of event. the president will be co
? >> hopefully an update from the president. there are a number of outstanding questions. we did hear from the f.b.i. a short while ago. the president did speak last night offering his condolences and we expect him to do so again today. this replaces the white house briefing that was supposed to happen. dagen: rich, we need to go to the president. here he is. >> f.b.i. director mueller, attorney general holder, secretary and my counterterrorism and homeland security adviser lisa monaco on the attacks in boston. we continue to mobilize and deploy all appropriate law enforcement resources to protect our citizens and investigate and to respond to this attack. obviously our first thoughts this morning are with the victims, their families and the city of boston. we know that two explosions gravely wounded dozens of americans and took the lives of others, including an 8-year-old boy. this was a heinous and cowardly act and given what we now know about what took place, the f.b.i. is investigating it as an act of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. what w
? >> it is 5:31. developing news this morning on the boston bombings, the f.b.i. is making an appeal to the public for photos and video or any information that could lead them to the bomber as they comb new clues uncovered at the bombing sites. we go live to abc7 news in boston. >> good morning, eric, the f.b.i. is doing that because there are still no suspects. here in boston, you get the sense that this is a city that is united. there is an outpouring of support for the victims in the hospital recovering and there is deep sympathy if the families who have lost loved ones. overnight, boston breathes emotional vigil in the dorchester neighborhood for martin richard, just eight years old, killed in the attack. >> at the boy's home, neighbors dropped off flowers and children remember him in a park where he used to play. another victim, 29-year-old krystle campbell is also being remembered at the marathon cheering on her friend's boyfriend. >> i cannot believe this has happened. she did everything... >> the third person killed has been identified as a boston university you graduate stud
the f.b.i. has already reached and that is -- that is the nature of and the focus of their investigation. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the f.b.i. is investigating it as an act of terrorism. >> bill: and the president says he we all know what an act of terrorism is and why this qualifies. >> anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. >> so the latest we know three dead from the double bombing there at the finish of the boston marathon an 8-year-old boy, a young 29-year-old spectator, woman spectator who just came there to see the runners cross the finish line and a chinese nationalist graduate student who has not yet been identified who, again, was there among the spectators. three dead, 140 wounded, probably a couple of dozen of whom, if not more were looking for the exact -- looking for the exact number actually lost their limbs, lost legs because of the force of this -- of these blasts. all the fbi can tell us, as rick delaura does, the makin
. >> the f.b.i. is making an appeal to the public for photos, video, or any information that could lead to the bomber as they comb new clues uncovered at the site. for more we go live to abc7 news reporter in boston. >> no suspects here but in boston, you get a sense this is a city united an outpouring of support for the folks who are in the hospitals recovering and deep sympathy for the families of the victims who lost loved ones. >> overnight, boston grieves, a vigil in the neighborhood for martin richards just eight years old killed by the attack. >> the boy's home, neighbors dropped off flowers and children remembered him in a park where he played. another victim, 29-year-old crystal campbell is remembered at the marathon cheering on her friend's boyfriend. >> i cannot believe this happened. everything she did... >> the third person killed has been identified as a boston university graduate student from china. it is not just boston with the heavy heart. at yankee stadium a teen tribute to the victims, sweet caroline played, a fenway park favorite. ♪ sweet caroline >> this morning,
john brennan and f.b.i. director robert mueller, head by the house intelligence committee. it's an hour and 45 minutes. >> bring the committee to order. we will get our opening statements under way to get to our distinguished panelists and statements. i want to welcome national intelligence director james clapper, cia director john brennan. director of defense intelligence agency, michael flynn and director of the f.b.i., robert mueller. for the yearly open hearing before the house intelligence committee. as a reminder to all members, we're in open session and we should be careful not to discuss classified matters. whether he have a closed session immediately following this session to address sensitive matters. late our t to congrat committee yesterday, 18-2 vote on the cyber security information sharing bill we thought was a great start this morning because of changes made in the bill received the endorsement of tech net, largest high-tech association, association with the largest number of high-tech committees came in this morning. we're pleased with that and looking forward to movin
with their financial affairs, the v.a. sends their name to the f.b.i. and they go on a nics list. and all of a sudden that takes away their second amendment right to own a gun. and it says that be in that lives in that house -- so it could be a spouse, it could be a child, it could be an adult child, for that fact -- also cannot own a firearm because the -- the -- the ruling says there can't be a firearm in th the -- in the -- in the residence. clearly, an appropriate determination if a veteran or any other american is found to be a harm to themselves or has a -- a mental disability, that we would all agree should disqualify them from gun ownership. now, let me say for the purposes of my colleagues and for the american people, this is not the standard that we currently apply at the veterans administration. we look at a veteran who's served his country and we say, you can't balance your checkbook so we're going to assign a fiduciary to you to balance your checkbook. you can't own a firearm. think about this. the fiduciary may be the spouse and all of a sudden that name goes to the nics list. why? beca
will say both the f.b.i. and the department of defense, specifically d.o.d., for that matter all of us have a role to play in providing that policymakers, operators, etc. i also completely agree with i think underlying tenet of the bill that you passed yesterday, which recognizes the importance of partnership between the government. we certainly collectively cannot do it all. and we do need the help and assistance and cooperation of the civil sector. and so that's -- i guess that's all i'd say to answer the question. >> if each of you could just talk a little bit about the greatest cyberthreats from your perspectives. is it foreign governments? is it it terrorists? is it criminals? where is the biggest threat? >> let me start and others can contribute. any time you're assessing threat, there are obviously two dimensions. one is the capability, and the other dimension is intent. certainly from a capability standpoint in terms of ability --reek damage to the country wreak damage to the country, we are more concerned with the potential of the nation state, and obviously, we have called this ou
. the united states of america is by adam, an ed american al qaeda on the f.b.i.'s most wanted list who taunts america and says this, you can see it on buzz feed, america is absolutely awash with . sily attainable firearms large capacity clips. you can get them even without ny identification. this from the most wanted on the f.b.i. list. we need to vote in the united states congress. if these young children had the courage to go after their assailant, if the teachers stepped in the way to protect, does congress have the will and the courage to stand up and merely do what it was elected to do? cast a vote in both chambers. cast a vote on behalf of the american people. cast a vote on behalf of these children, on behalf of these parents who have come here to besiege the united states its ess only to do responsibility, to do what we .ake the oath of office for 92% of the american people believe that we need universal background checks. we have to make sure that our body, both the senate and house, take up this legislation. in the aftermath of yet another tragedy on patriots day, the most patriotic
adjudicated mentally ill by the state of virginia. but those records were never transmitted to the f.b.i. to be included in a background check. and we know that the shooter in tucson fail a drug test -- failed a drug test, a disqualifying fact for somebody to be able to legally purchase firearms given a background check, but that information was never transmitted to the f.b.i., and so the few son shooter was not -- and so the tucson shooter was not prevented from buying weapons, even though he should have been disqualified if the background check system had been working the way it should. i believe the most appropriate response to the recent mass shootings tshootings is to maket our current laws involving mental illness, drug use, mental health adjudications are enforced more aggressively and more efficiently. but, at the same time, while we're trying to find a solution to these problems and not just engage in meaningless symbolism, we should not be making it harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their constitutional rights under the second amendment. we can and we should embrace r
yesterday and the police were all around my neighborhood. he played at the f.b.i. building. i guess he has been there before. usually, it's at the interior. >> right. >> some reason he picked the f.b.i. yesterday. >> where is the fbi building? >> on pennsylvania average across the street from the justice department. >> from justice. is that where it is? >> right. right across the street. >> who knows why? this was really inside baseball here but he was going in and out of the north portico. is that because -- do you know? the guard earn tour was this weekend or something? >> that's right. visitors on the south side taking rose garden so he had to leave from the front door which is unusual. >> on the issues of the day, two issues that he has made prior to seem to be moving some progress on both. let's let's start with guns. we've got now this compromise put together by joe mancion and pat toomey which the president has endorsed. there could be a vote on that as early as this week. >> at least three republicans have signed on. you know they will move to % de
looking for. >> the f.b.i. searching the home of former texas justice of the peace in connection with the murders of a prosecutor and his wife. boxes were taken from the home of eric williams at his in-law's house. williams has not been named a suspect but questioned about the murders of mike and cynthia mcclelland as well as mark hasse. tell me about sports. >> we learned the consequences of this brawl. stupid move. zach henke is expected to miss eight weeks and undergo surgery for a collar bone. watch this. it is a 3-2 pitch, very close game. was not trying to hit him. rushes him. he lowers his shoulder. now he has a broken collar bone as a result of it. he will be suspended for one game as a result of this. >>alisyn: stupid but handsome. >> now he won't be on the mound. he'll be hanging out with a broken collar bone. a pitcher would not want to do that in such a close game, throw a ball, plunk a guy, it was a mistake and happens all the time. >> in the past few years, races have gone extreme. one of the most extreme at city field this morning. rick, what do you see? >> ali, i'
there, you have over $11 million in luxury private jets for the attorney general and the f.b.i. director. are these necessary expenditures? >> no. absolutely not. you can add to that list $116,000 for sunglasses. that really is an eye opener. then the most egregious example at all is $165 million to purchase a prison in the president's home state of illinois, from the state of illinois, the taxpayers have paid for that in spite of the fact that we have four completely empty new federal prisons that have not yet been brought on-line of the it's going to cost $6 million a year to maintain this empty prison and another 70 million to make it operational, all unnecessary when you got four prisons that aren't being used right now. >> gretchen: what do we do about it? senator tom coburn does this every year. he comes out with this waste book and there is outrageous things in there and before you know it, we're to the next year and we're talking about it again. what can we actually do to stop it? >> well, first of all, the most important thing is for the congress to exercise oversite and then t
? >> i'm considering b.f. skinner and alan turing. and i just noticed a google page that was about gumby, gumby's creator, and i thought, "i better remember that," but unfortunately, this one i don't know, so i'm going to jump the question. meredith: ok. question's out of play. you do not have to answer it. correct answer is b.f. skinner. you were on the right path there. >> it's close. meredith: let's see what you jumped over. hopefully not too much here. [audience groans] meredith: ok, ouch. all right. you lost that 10,000, but hey, jumping the question brings you one question closer to the million. now just 12 away. "little toys" is the category. after launching its successful "hot wheels" line, mattel came out with "hot birds," a set of miniature what? boats, airplanes, motorcycles, trains. >> i'm gonna say "b," airplanes, final answer. meredith: you better know that, you retired flight attendant, you. put a little more money in that bank. you have 100 so far. we're gonna add another 500 to that. $600. ok, now 11 away from a million dollars. "language location." literally meaning "he
, they're concerned about the b-2s and the f-22s, shoet of force thats with deliberately aim dodd reinforce the show of strength to our allies in south korea and japan. >> i think it was very important that the united states make clear to not just the north koreans, that there were conventions fconsequences for their action, but to reaffirm to the allies that the security agreements will uphold and i think it's important to focus the chinese to the fact that if they're not prepared to put the pressure on the north and they have the greatest impact on the north, then this can become more destabilizing. and that instability is not in china's interest certainly. it's not in anybody's interest in the region. if wub goes to obld operate accord lgd to what's in everybody's interest, china needs to be more engaged in the effort. >> china did notç celebrate th national day in north korea. that's a signal. but what more do you want to see? what do you want to see that's real that means money. that means pressure? what do you want do see china do? >> i think, andrea, china has a lot of op
the 2015 it is our answer to backlog. there's not a plan b. this is plan a, b, c, d, f. >> glad to come up -- >> more importantly, we need to understand better, what is our long-term annual commitment to a program of this magnitude? i realize there are parameters that might change that, court rulings, scope of benefits. we need to better understand it if in fact we provide fair but effective oversight to an i.t. program of this size. mr. chairman, you have been awfully generous, and i know secretary murrow is dying for me to ask him a question. >> i'm sure he is deeply disappointed. >> he is always neglected in these hearings and i have ensured him not to take it personally. i'll follow up with some audit questions in writing. mr. secretary, thank you, and thank you to your entire team. >> secretary shinseki, thank you for being here and thank you for your staff being here, and this hearing is now concluded. >> good afternoon, everybody. earlier today i was briefed by my homeland security team on the events in boston. we're continuing to monitor and respond to the situation as it up folds
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